Major Connor MacKinnon despises his commander, Lord William Wentworth, beyond all other men. Ordered to rescue Wentworth's niece after the Shawnee take her captive, he expects Lady Sarah Woodville to be every bit as contemptible as her uncle. Instead, he finds a brave and beautiful lass in desperate peril. But the only way to free Sarah is for Connor to defeat the Shawnee warrior who kidnapped her—and claim her himself.
Torn by tragedy from her sheltered life in London, Lady Sarah is unprepared for the harshness of the frontier-or for the attraction she feels toward Connor. When they reach civilization, however, it is she who must protect him. For if her uncle knew all that Connor had done to save her, he would surely kill him.
But the flames of passion, once kindled, are difficult to deny. As desire transforms into love, Connor will have to defy an empire to keep Sarah at his side.
"Clare brings her devoted fans a new installment of MacKinnon's Rangers, a series centering on a band of Scotsmen forced to serve the British during the French & Indian War. Readers waiting nearly a decade will be well satisfied with a tale that fits the style, sensuality and historical detail that have made the series memorable—to say nothing of the marvelous characters and realism that are Clare's trademark."
RT Book Reviews, four stars
"The emotional connection between different characters in the book is so strong that you get to experience the same emotions they do as you read … Their journey to a happily ever after is not easy, and it seems impossible right from the beginning as they come from different statures in society. However, they both end up making sacrifices for the sake of love which makes their passion combustible! They end up overcoming abduction, war, betrayal, and hurt, all culminating in an ending that will just melt your heart. This book is so wonderfully written with unexpected twists and turns and you seriously don't want to miss it! To all Mackinnon Rangers fans, this one was definitely worth the wait!"
Romance Junkies, Blue Ribbon Review